Hyderabad

Tripoto
24th Jan 2014
Photo of Hyderabad by Ankita Misra

We were in Hyderabad for a week for an architectural convention. While we stayed at Lakdi Ka Pull, our convention was held at Hitex ground which was about 30 mins. one way. This helped in sneaking out every once in a while to explore the city better and clear. We started like a great foodie with the very popular Hyderabadi Biryani which felt like a peek into heaven. Whenever we would get free time from the convention, we would head out to places like India's Statue of Liberty, Hussain Sagar lake and the beautiful restaurant by the lake.

The city is not very expensive from any angle. But the city is as beautiful as it could get. People are chilled out and very humble. Even language is a problem the locals are ready to help in any possible way. As you move towards Hitex from the downtown, you cross various places with familiar names. One of which is Banjara hills. The architecture of the city in all is a wonder in itself. 

At the end of the tour we take back souvenir biscuits from the famous Karachi bakery well known for their baked biscuits.

one of the world’s largest free-standing stone Buddha statues. It's an especially magnificent sight when illuminated at night. Frequent boats make the 30-minute return trip to the statue from both Eat Street and Lumbini Park . It's a pleasant place to enjoy sunsets and the popular musical fountain and laser show
Photo of Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India by Ankita Misra
Veg r Non-Veg, this dish is a must have for everyone. The fragrance of every single herb dissipates in the flavors of well cooked rice and other ingredients. Just incase you want to experiment cooking this hyderabadi biryani in the comfort of your own home, special Biryani Masala is often available in such restaurants.
Photo of Paradise, Hyderabad, Telangana, India by Ankita Misra
Travel through busy streets with people shopping throughout the stretch. Just when you thought it was the bazaar just like any other, you sight the magnificent Charminar. Its a monument and a mosque at the same time built during the Mughal rule in India. As suggested by the name, this monument is consists of Four Minarets that join to make a structure.
Photo of Charminar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India by Ankita Misra
This ruined fort is an architectural marvel in itself. Situated some 11 km outside of the main city of hyderabad, Golconda fort was built as a defense system against the southern front. The famous kohinoor diamond and the hope diamond are the important elements of this fort now almost into the ruins
Photo of Golconda Fort, Hyderabad, Telangana, India by Ankita Misra
Yet another interesting spot is the Karachi Bakery that is a reflection of true hyderabad baking methods. Almost 6 decades old, this bakery was origanally known for karachi biscuits packed to deliver fresh and crispy bakes with different dry fruits but now it also houses fine confectionary from all around the world. Starting from french macrons to american bagels be sure to find a great quality at a very reasonable price.
Photo of Karachi Bakery, Nizam Shahi Road, Malakunta, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India by Ankita Misra
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